West Canada: €1,472 KLM Business Class from Ireland

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SkyTeam member KLM surprises us with discounted business class between the Irish cities of Cork and Dublin and Alberta, Canada. Premium flights to both Calgary and Edmonton are currently available at a discounted price, selling for as little as €1,477 with a stop in Amsterdam both ways. Flights to Vancouver are even €5 cheaper.

Flights to Canada are available at this prices with departure from Dublin:

While flights from Cork are a little more expensive:

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to KLM’s website with your preselected flight dates. The airline sells the cheapest tickets on its website.

We have limited our search results to itineraries including just a single stop in Amsterdam, all flights operated by KLM. There are also itineraries at the same price with two stops in both North America and Amsterdam. In this case, you’d be flying with WestJet or Delta Air Lines.

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All inner European flights are services by KLM or KLM Cityhopper. You have two options to cross the Atlantic, in either KLM’s business class. The Dutch carriers uses Boeing 787 aircraft on their flights from and to Alberta. Vancouver gets Boeing 777-200 service.

By now, modern seats have also become the norm at KLM. Its business class is definitely not a bad choice, also thanks to the good service. Like many other airlines, the Boeing 787 always has the newest business class seats installed.

KLM 777 Business Class
© KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Search & Book

The fare rules for these tickets show no expiration date. You can book it for weekday departures at least 180 days in advance. You have to stay at least one night from Saturday to Sunday to get the lowest fare. Availability is reasonably well from February though June 2023.

Google Flights shows you additional flights or flights with additional segments. Since KLM sells the cheapest tickets on their website, it is a no-brainer to book there.

Mileage

KLM issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class Z. A roundtrip from Dublin to Calgary results in the following mileage:

  • 20,210 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 19,786 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 19,786 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 19,680 Award Miles + 14,862 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
  • 17,410 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 14,754 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,754 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 13,144 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 12,632 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 12,382 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 12,382 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 12,382 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 12,294 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 12,294 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 12,294 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 12,294 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 12,294 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 9,836 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 5,556 Award Miles + 90 XP on FlyingBlue
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

If you are interested in your earning on longer routings or from Cork to Edmonton, feel free to use our mileage calculator:

Destination

Hotel prices in Calgary and Edmonton usually start at roughly €50, depending on the hotel category. Vancouver is more expensive. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Canada

The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.

Best Time to Travel

Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.

Immigration & Visa Requirements

Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs CA$7 (~€5) and is valid for up to 5 years.

Currency

Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately CA$1.34. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.

Transfer from Canada to the USA

Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.

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